These cocadas and the white ones are sold on the streets and at the beach by ladies who carry them in large aluminum platters on their heads, with such balance and poise that they seem to walk on air. The platters are filled with a great variety of sweet and traditional fare, and the ladies will bring it down to you on the beach, as they display them all for you to choose. These cocadas keep fresh for up to a month if stored tightly in tin cans.
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